Samuel Adams Cream Stout | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,681 Ratings
Samuel Adams Cream StoutSamuel Adams Cream Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 10-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,681
Reviews:
1,259
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
250
Gots:
335
For Trade:
1
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Photo of yoroxanne
3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zylod
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gphelps70
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weaponexpo
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sflanz03
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PCole
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Pours dark brown with hints of amber. Slightly transparent when held to light. Definitely not as opaque as I've come to expect from the stouts I drink. Pours a beige head was variable depending on the aggressiveness of the pour. Retains fairly well leaving little to no lacing.

Smell: Chocolate chocolate chocolate. Mild coffee, but I think that's due to expectations rather than reality.

Taste: More nuanced than the smell, thankfully. Nothing too surprising though - coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Nice bitter and burnt character reminiscent of over-roasted coffee.

Feel: Heavily carbonated. Light body. I prefer my stouts creamier and thicker with less carbonation but it's hard to fault it for this because that's simply preference. The mouthfeel is no accident and does not even attempt to straddle the line between styles.

Overall: A fair offering. The flavor is good, but pretty much everything else leaves something to be desired in terms of what I'm looking for in a stout. Comparatively low ABV and price-point makes this a fair everyday choice if I'm in the mood for a stout but nothing I'd savor and agonize over.

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Photo of B_B
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nesy
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alan_Bats
4.86/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L- Deep brown to black opaque
S- Coffee and burnt smells at first from the roasted malt
T- Strong roasted flavor. Also get bitterness from coffee and sweetness from chocolate right after. Then a great aftertaste from the roasty character
F- Full bodied with nice carbonation
O- Everything you want in a stout. Not too sweet at all, a great roasted flavor that goes down great. Honestly might be my favorite stout.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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2.83/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drmeto
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear dark brown with ruby tinges and a big,frothy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-oats,chocolate,vanilla,grainy,nutty,caramel
T:
-coffee,licorice,nutty,bitter chocolate,mocha,slightly acidic
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
-Good,simple Stout

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Photo of jakea
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harryhops
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryannel24
3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams Cream Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,681 ratings.
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